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Turkey Soup

My daughter got this recipe from her husband's mother. As in many households, our turkey gets picked over for a few days after the holidays. This soup is especially good on cold winter nights when it's snowing...which happens a lot where I live! —Carol Brethauer, Denver, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (5 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 leftover turkey carcass (from a 14-pound turkey)
  • 3 quarts water
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Dash poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt, optional

Directions

  • In a stockpot, place turkey carcass, water and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 4-5 hours.
  • Remove carcass from stock. Remove any meat; dice. Return to stock along with rice, onion, celery, carrots, bay leaf and poultry seasoning. Add remaining seasonings to taste. Cover; simmer over medium-low heat until rice is cooked. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts
1-2/3 cups: 147 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 412mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat.

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